Shadow Mountain Mortuary

2350 East Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ


Gerard Anthony Henshaw

February 14, 1932August 12, 2019

Gerard Anthony Henshaw, age 87, of Phoenix, peacefully passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019. He was born on February 14, 1932 to the late Walter Joseph and Marie Regina (Gonsalves) Henshaw in New York, NY. Gerard attended Jamaica High School graduating class of 1950 before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1951 for four years during the Korean War. In 1961 he married Margaret Mitchell until her death in 1986; then in 1987 he married Antoinette “Toni” Theresa Ryan until her death in 2017. Gerard retired after nearly thirty years of service to the New York Telephone Company. A proud veteran, he was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Gerard enjoyed the American Southwest (which he referred to as God's country), western movies, watching airplanes, and reading. He was a prolific Parcheesi player, and was friendly to the very end. Gerard is survived by his loving daughter, Annmarie Henshaw and her husband Christopher; his sons, Gerard Walter Henshaw and Robert Mitchell and his wife Mary; six sisters, Mary, Dorothy, Carol, Mildred, Catherine, and Ann; four grandchildren, Laurie, Jennifer, Robert, and Kathleen; and many other loving family and friends. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85022 with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on Friday, August 23, 2019 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3801 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032 with entombment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gerard’s honor may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).


23 August

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

3801 East Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

23 August

Graveside Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

St. Francis Catholic Cemetery

2033 North 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008


  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Rosary Service Thursday, August 22, 2019


Gerard Anthony Henshaw

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Arlene Sarvas Palm

August 14, 2019

Annmarie and Gerry,

My deepest sympathy to you both. Your dad was a wonderful man. Loving, kind, generous, thoughtful and so much more. He was so dedicated to you and your brother and so committed to your family. He was a true friend indeed. He will be truly missed by many. He was my guardian angel!

Love to you both,